Gerla HandMade

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

.: ABOUT

Going beyond the borders of the ordinary, of the 'habitual', of the 'known' to range, to peer, to explore other realities with the mind. GerlaHandmade seeks presences and appearances in everyday space: materials and objects ordinarily connected with different functional and practical contexts; then, taking them out of their usual range in order to re-place these items in another, different, reality: mentally manipulating them, getting a glimpse of their ‘life’ beyond conventional use, beyond the mere convenience, giving birth to unexpected and innovative creations. GerlaHandmade pursues provocatively a suggestive ambition of manipulating unusual objects, metallic minutia, unconventional forms and materials, thus to use them as ornaments to wear and to show. She succeeds in this, thanks to an aesthetic vision requiring elegance to blend with raw elements: the fragility of aluminium and copper meets the strength of geometrical forms and hard materials such as steel and iron. Odd combinations highlighting and bringing out items, which catch the attention, arousing amazement, curiosity and an unquestionable sense of beauty at the same time.

 

My name is Francesca Gerlini and I am the creative mind of GerlaHandmade and its MENTALI MANIPOLAZIONI MECCANICHE(Mental Mechanical Manipulations), a line of handmade accessories made of mechanical materials and objects entirely recycled. Every creation is a figment of a mental manipulation, a trip to distant worlds encountering in an ambitious fancy, a kind of parallel universe where a creative mind is celebrated. Each item reveals a bit of my imagination, of my creativity, of my eclectic inspiration; and, also, my eccentricity, uniqueness, desire of surprising and being surprised…

 

Francesca

Gerla HandMade